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Our work started in 2007 in eastern Nepal where we are establishing the PIT Red Panda Protected Forest.
Since then we have extended our community-based red panda conservation programs from 3 districts in eastern Nepal —Panchthar, Ilam and Taplejung, to 7 districts in Western Nepal — Dolpa, Jajarkot, Jumla, Kalikot, Rolpa, Rukum East and Rukum West. We are also working in Bhutan.
In 2022, we are expanding to 3 new districts in eastern Nepal’s Solukhumbu, Bhojpur and Khotang districts.
We are establishing the world's first protected area dedicated to red panda! The Panchthar-Ilam-Taplejung (PIT) Red Panda Protected Forest — or "PIT corridor" — has the densest population of red panda in Nepal and is part of the Kangchenjunga Singhalila Complex: one of the most biologically diverse places on earth.
We're building a center committed to alleviating poverty and ensuring a sustainable future for people and red pandas. It will benefit at least 2,000 local families with improved living standards and increased annual income.
Our community-based model is being expanded to seven new districts which make up half of the habitat available to red pandas in Nepal and will ensure the connectivity of three protected areas: Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, Shey Phoksundo National Park and Rara National Park.